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    Swarms of Mayflies in Vitebsk. 2018

    Incident of Biblical Proportions: WATCH Mayflies Occupy Belarusian City

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    People in the Belarusian city of Vitebsk have filmed millions of swarming insects in the city. The creatures covered everything they could reach in some districts, swirling around light sources and “dancing” all over the town.

    The locals say the mayfly invasion happens every summer, however, this amount of winged "guests" is unprecedented. Some sites in Vitebsk look like snowy Christmas landscapes due to a living cover, but the insects pose no hazard.

    According to scientists, the mayflies migrated from the Western Dvina River (also known as Daugava) during their mating season.


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